Shin Mina Makes TV Comeback as Lee Jung Jae’s Leading Lady in Political K-drama Aide

The name recognition and experience upgrade in the female lead in K-drama is like switching from JV to varsity overnight. K-actress Shin Mina is confirmed to make a return to the small screen as the leading lady in the political drama Aide. It would her first K-drama in 2 years since Tomorrow With You, which was meh for me and same with her drama prior to that Oh My Venus. I’m hoping this is third time the charm to break out of her poor drama picking slump and she’s got a very high profile leading man in Lee Jung Jae making his first drama comeback in over a decade. The first name attached to this drama is Elliya (Elijah) Lee who is really a supporting actress at best with her experience level but is coming off a buzzy drama playing the villainness in An Empress’s Dignity. I’m way more feeling the Shin Mina-Lee Jung Jae pairing as dueling political adversaries turned romantic. Aide will air on jTBC Fri-Sat after Beautiful World this June. Continue reading

Star-studded Cast of Fantasy Death K-movie Along With the Gods Holds Press Conference

The year end holiday season will have a star-studded big-budget K-movie to look forward to, and hopefully end the Korean box office for 2017 on a high note. Fantasy death movie Along With the Gods (Two Worlds) is adapted from … Continue reading

Attendees at VIP Movie Premiere of Battleship Island Reach Stratospheric Levels of Star Gazing

There may be a new standard in quality and quantity of star attendees to the VIP movie premiere of period war escape movie Battleship Island. I saw one of my faves Yoo Seung Ho trading his ruler period garb for … Continue reading

Jung Woo Sung and Lee Jung Jae’s Artist Company Agency Celebrates First Anniversary with Vogue Korea Spread

Two K-ent titans forming an agency is more than enough  to garner interest and  anticipation that the effort would be a success. Best friends and top Korean actors Lee Jung Jae and Jung Woo Sung left their agencies after their … Continue reading

Ha Ji Won, Jung Woo Sung, and Lee Min Ho Lead Star Studded Attendance at VIP Movie Premiere of Operation Chromite

It’ll be patriotism against zombies when big budget historical war movie Operation Chromite (Battle of Inchon) arrives in theaters later this week. Train-based undead action flick Train to Busan is breaking all box offices in Korean theaters since it’s wide … Continue reading

EXO, Yoo Ah In, and Hyeri Lead the 2016 Forbes Korea Top 40 Celebrity Power Rankings

The list is out for Forbes Korea magazine’s annual ranking of the 40 Most Powerful Celebrities, a ranking that takes into account a whole host of factors including buzz, name recognition, successful projects, number of CFs, and so forth. I … Continue reading

Yoo Ah In the Man of the Night Winning Best Actor at the 36th Blue Dragon Film Awards

It’s a nice time to be Yoo Ah In right now, what with a ratings leader sageuk drama in Six Flying Dragons and now just crowned as the Best Actor winner at the 36th annual Blue Dragon Film Awards for … Continue reading

Ha Jung Woo Leads the Korean Male Fans Pick of Their Top 20 Manliest K-actors

I’m always entertained by lists and polls, offering a snapshot of the general reaction to the topic at hand without needing to take it seriously. The latest list is interesting in how many selections elicited approving nods from me. tvN … Continue reading

Jeon Ji Hyun, Lee Jung Jae, and Ha Jung Woo Hit the Red Carpet for Action Flick The Assassination

Just because Jeon Ji Hyun did one mega hit K-drama without any indication she’s planning anymore small screen forays doesn’t mean she’s not acting. She’s just back to her day job is all, being one of the biggest K-actress movie … Continue reading

One Crazy Red Dress Snatches the Buzz at the Lackluster 51st Grand Bell Awards

The 51st Grand Bell Awards went off without a hitch last night in Seoul, though apparently there was major behind-the-scenes conflict between the past and present organizers. It was also quite a dud of an affair with the wins mostly … Continue reading